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The Resource This grand experiment : when women entered the federal workforce in Civil War-era Washington, D.C., Jessica Ziparo

This grand experiment : when women entered the federal workforce in Civil War-era Washington, D.C., Jessica Ziparo

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This grand experiment : when women entered the federal workforce in Civil War-era Washington, D.C.
Title
This grand experiment
Title remainder
when women entered the federal workforce in Civil War-era Washington, D.C.
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Ziparo
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the volitility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women . Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous wartime aberration, women immediately saw the new development for what it was: a rare chance to obtain well-paid, intellectually challenging work in a country and time that typically excluded females from such channels of labor. Thousands of female applicants from across the country flooded Washington with applications. Here, Jessica Ziparo traces the struggles and triumphs of early female federal employees, who were caught between traditional, cultural notions of female dependence and an evolving movement of female autonomy in a new economic reality. In doing so, Ziparo demonstrates how these women challenged societal gender norms, carved out a place for independent women in the streets of Washington, and sometimes clashed with the female suffrage movement. Examining the advent of female federal employment, Ziparo finds a lost opportunity for wage equality in the federal government and shows how discrimination, prejudice, and harassment, women persisted, succeeding in making their presence in the federal workplace permanent. -- from dust jacket
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Ziparo, Jessica
Dewey number
973.7082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • United States
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Employees
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
This grand experiment : when women entered the federal workforce in Civil War-era Washington, D.C., Jessica Ziparo
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We are not playthings -- I wonder if I cannot make application for an appointment too: women join the federal workforce -- Telling her story to a man: applying for government work -- Teapots in the treasury of the nation: gendering work and space -- A strange time to seek a residence in Washington: perils and possibilities of life for female federal clerks -- The picked prostitutes of the land: reputations of female federal employees -- I am now exerting all my thinking powers: women's struggle to retain and to regain federal positions -- What makes us to differ from them?: the argument for equal pay in the nation's capital -- We do not intend to give up
Control code
ocn975985275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781469635972
Lccn
2017013226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
This grand experiment : when women entered the federal workforce in Civil War-era Washington, D.C., Jessica Ziparo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We are not playthings -- I wonder if I cannot make application for an appointment too: women join the federal workforce -- Telling her story to a man: applying for government work -- Teapots in the treasury of the nation: gendering work and space -- A strange time to seek a residence in Washington: perils and possibilities of life for female federal clerks -- The picked prostitutes of the land: reputations of female federal employees -- I am now exerting all my thinking powers: women's struggle to retain and to regain federal positions -- What makes us to differ from them?: the argument for equal pay in the nation's capital -- We do not intend to give up
Control code
ocn975985275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781469635972
Lccn
2017013226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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